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2015 Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier

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Yalumba are smart operators when it comes to their vinous offerings and as well as making one of the country’s finest Viogniers, they also make this more affordable version from the upper reaches of the Eden Valley. It has a rich and opulent nose and so completely varietal with apricot and peach, a touch of citrus and a lift of spice. The mouthfeel is the key, showing Viognier’s trademark texture which is unctuous without being cloying. It finishes with a refreshing vein of acidity making it a perfect counterpoint for a creamy chicken dish.

expert reviews

Campbell Mattinson (2015 Vintage) says
It’s right on the mark. Honeysuckle, ginger, apricot and green apple. It’s fresh, it’s spicy, it’s flavoursome and it’s well textured. A slightly smoky/reductive aftertaste just adds (positively) to the show. If you’re in the market … this works.
2016 - 2018
91
Tyson Stelzer (2013 Vintage) says
Yalumba’s EV Viognier looks more like Virgilius all the time, which Louisa Rose puts down to increasing vine age, sourced largely from vineyards planted in the eighties and early nineties. Full wild fermentation, two-thirds in old French oak barrels, has got to help, too. A classy new label sets off the 2013 impeccably. A vintage of presence and depth, with delightful layers of textural mouth feel, accented with well managed and subtle bitter phenolic texture. Zesty grapefruit, contrasts rich white peach, apricot and mealy notes.
2014-2015
93
Tyson Stelzer (2012 Vintage) says
Yalumba Eden Valley Viognier edges ever closer to Virgilius, with length, texture and balance that make for a versatile style that will effortlessly match all manner of chicken and pork fare. Wonderful aromatics of pure apricot, pepper, lemon, peach and apricot kernel overflow into a palate of impressive concentration, capturing the depth and viscous intensity of viognier, while retaining zesty lemon freshness. Wonderfully texture mouth feel, excellent length and great balance.
http://tysonstelzer.com/ 2013
93
Jeremy Oliver (2012 Vintage) says
Spicy, floral and stylish, with a pleasingly intense and pure expression of this varlety, Its musky bouquet of peach, apricot and nutty, floral notes is lifted by sweet, heady spice notes, while its juicy, deeply flavoured and vibrant palate is long, focused and mouthfilling. Smooth and gentle, it extends towards a finely balanced and savoury finish of soft acidity and lingering dryness.
The Australian Wine Annual 2014 Edition 2014
92
Tyson Stelzer (2011 Vintage) says
There's no question that the wizards at Yalumba have mastered this challenging variety more skilfully than anyone in the country, and they have worked their craft with special magic in 2011. A delightfully restrained and texture-focused vintage, with fine nuances of apricot kernel, ginger, white pepper and fennel. The palate is quite sophisticated, honed and poised with seamless focus and harmonious balance. 94 points is my threshold for a gold medal in a wine show, and it's not often a wine of this calibre appears for $17.
2012-2016
Wine Taste Special Edition 81
94
Rob Geddes MW (2011 Vintage) says
Ripe peach and apricot, turkish delight, lavender with subtle savoury elements to the aroma. Restrained for this style. Fresh apricot and musk in the mouth filling ripe, rich obvious style and less oily from high alcohol than other vintages. Good introduction to the variety.
2015
Rob Geddes MW
90
James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
To 2014
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition
93
Jeremy Oliver (2010 Vintage) says
Very elegant and measured despite being heavily worked and complex. A heady bouquet of delightfully pure, intense stonefruit and tangerine shines through a spicy, musky and faintly tobaccoey background of ginger, cloves and black tea leaves. It's long and supple, with a fine chalkiness beneath a moderately viscous palate that extends long and spicy towards a soft but persistent and lively finish of restrained, focused fruit.
The Australian Wine Annual 2012
93
Nick Stock (2010 Vintage) says
The Yalumba Eden Valley viognier is a ripe and complex white that shows plenty of spice, ripe apricots and peaches, and delivers essence-like purity and concentration - it's a great combination of terroir, variety and winemaker here. The palate's rich and supple: very assertive flavours and fuller texture are all nicely shaped, and there's some honey to close. A real triumph, once again.
The Good Wine Guide 2012
93
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2013 2012
94
Rob Geddes MW (2010 Vintage) says
This is their essential introduction style due to fermentation in old oak to incorporate savoury scents and fine varietal musk and peach aromas while the palate is classic apricoty flavours, boisterous texture.
Rob Geddes MW
92
Rob Geddes MW (2009 Vintage) says
This is their ‘essence’ style due to fermentation in old oak to incorporate savoury scents and fine varietal peach aromas while the palate is ‘apricoty’, subtle and fine.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
89
Jeremy Oliver (2009 Vintage) says
Stylish, dry and savoury, with a delicate floral aroma of peach, apricot and a hint of mineral backed by a suggestion of funkiness. With a fine, dusty backbone, it’s long and smooth, revealing a controlled viscosity and juiciness, finishing with a briney, mineral note.
The Australian Wine Annual, 2011
92
James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
90
Rob Geddes MW (2008 Vintage) says
This is their ‘essence’ style due to fermentation in old oak to incorporate savoury scents and fine varietal peach aromas while the palate is ‘apricoty’, subtle and fine.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
91
Rob Geddes MW (2007 Vintage) says
This is their ‘essence’ style due to fermentation in old oak to incorporate savoury scents and fine varietal peach aromas while the palate is ‘apricoty’, subtle and fine.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
89
Rob Geddes MW (2006 Vintage) says
This is their ‘essence’ style due to fermentation in old oak to incorporate savoury scents and fine varietal peach aromas while the palate is ‘apricoty’, subtle and fine.
Australian Wine Vintages 2010
89

winemaker's notes

Apricot fruit aromas and flavours with long luscious texture and hints of orange oil to finish. Pure aromas reminiscent of fresh apricots, lifted ginger and fresh white flowers. The palate is long, rich and luscious, with intense stone fruit flavours finishing with an alluring citrus freshness. This wine will continue to grow and develop in the bottle, firstly showing enhanced apricots and spice, then after a couple of years developing honey flavours and toast complexity. A wonderful food wine - try it with Moroccan Tajine with spiced cous cous. Vegan friendly.

Alc/vol: 12.5%

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